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The New Museum of Contemporary Art, founded in 1977 by Marcia Tucker, is the only museum in New York devoted exclusively to presenting contemporary art from around the world. The New Museum has exhibited artists from Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, China, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Germany, Poland, Spain, South Africa, Turkey, and the United Kingdom among many other countries. The Museum regularly presents the work of under-recognized artists and has mounted ambitious surveys of important figures such as Ana Mendieta, William Kentridge, David Wojnarowicz, Paul McCarthy, and Andrea Zittel before they received widespread recognition. In 2003, the New Museum formed an affiliation with Rhizome, a leading online platform for global new media art.
In December 2007, the New Museum opened its new location at 235 Bowery, at Prince Street in New York City. This new facility, designed by the Tokyo-based firm Sejima + Nishizawa/SANAA and the New York-based firm Gensler, has greatly expanded the Museum’s exhibition space.
The Director of the Museum is Lisa Phillips. The curatorial staff includes Richard Flood, Laura Hoptman, Massimiliano Gioni, Eungie Joo, Lauren Cornell, Benjamin Godsill, Jarrett Gregory, and Amy Mackie.(read less)
Subway: 6 to Spring Street or N/R to Prince Street
Bus: M103 to Prince and Bowery or M6 to Broadway and Prince